Bates Recital Hall
2406 Robert Dedman Drive
Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 3:00PM
Advance Tickets: $25 GA, $50 Premium
At-Door Tickets: $12 Student (with current student ID), $30 GA, $55 Premium
String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18, No. 2 | Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
- Adagio cantabile
- Scherzo. Allegro
- Allegro molto, quasi Presto
String Quartet No. 3 in F Major, Op. 73 | Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
- Moderato con moto
- Allegro non troppo
String Quartet No. 14 in A-flat Major, Op. 105 | Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
- Adagio ma non troppo – Allegro appassionato
- Molto vivace
- Lento e molto cantabile
- Finale. Allegro non tanto
“The Takacs Quartet long has been one of the most eloquent ensembles in the string-quartet world. The musicians apply such expressive depth and technical refinement to everything they touch.”— The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Recognized as one of the world’s great ensembles, the Takács Quartet plays with a unique blend of drama, warmth and humor, combining four distinct musical personalities to bring fresh insights to the string quartet repertoire. For thirty-two years the ensemble has been in residence at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The Takács Quartet was formed in 1975 at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest by Gabor Takács-Nagy, Károly Schranz, Gabor Ormai and András Fejér, while all four were students. It first received international attention in 1977, winning First Prize and the Critics’ Prize at the International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. The Quartet also won the Gold Medal at the 1978 Portsmouth and Bordeaux Competitions and First Prizes at the Budapest International String Quartet Competition in 1978 and the Bratislava Competition in 1981. The Quartet made its North American debut tour in 1982.
Violinist Edward Dusinberre joined the Quartet in 1993 and violist Roger Tapping in 1995. Violist Geraldine Walther replaced Mr. Tapping in 2005. In 2001 the Takács Quartet was awarded the Order of Merit of the Knight’s Cross of the Republic of Hungary, and in March of 2011 each member of the Quartet was awarded the Order of Merit Commander’s Cross by the President of the Republic of Hungary.